Posts From David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

CD Rated: Dale & Cheryl Golden (Hymns Of Gold I)

Artist: Dale & Cheryl Golden Title: Hymns Of Gold I Rating: 3 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: This new CD by Dale & Cheryl Golden includes twenty familiar hymns in a

Best 2007 CDs

Here are my picks for the Best CDs of 2007. 5 Star level: 1. Janet Paschal – Sounds Like Sunday 2. Talley Trio – Stages 3. Imperials – Back To

CD Rated: Dills (Uncommon)

Artist: The Dills Title: Uncommon Rating: 4 Stars Nutshell Analysis: This is a strong release by the Dills, an exciting up-and-coming group that consists of two brothers and their wives.

CD Rated: Eighth Day (Headin’ Home)

Artist: Eighth Day Title: Headin’ Home Rating: 4 Stars Nutshell Analysis: I found Headin’ Home up on a shelf a few days ago and realized I never had reviewed it.

CD Rated: Melody Boys Quartet (God’s Christmas)

Artist: Melody Boys Quartet Title: God’s Christmas Rating: 3 Stars Nutshell Analysis: Oh, how the mighty have fallen. When you take away the production quality this group’s recordings had when

CD Rated: Crabb Family (Letting Go)

Artist: Crabb Family Title: Letting Go Rating: 5 Stars Nutshell Analysis: For their final hurrah, the Crabb Family draws from their past and present influences. “Child Of The King” has

CD Rated: Anchormen (Glory Ahead)

Artist: Anchormen Title: Glory Ahead Rating: 3 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: Glory Ahead is the first recording by the Anchormen since the former members of the Anchormen became Driven and

CD Rated: Called Out Quartet (Can’t Make It By Myself)

Artist: Called Out Quartet Title: Can’t Make It By Myself Rating: 3 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: An upgraded version of “I Just Can’t Make It By Myself” with a pounding

CD Rated: Balsam Range (Marching Home)

Artist: Balsam Range Title: Marching Home Rating: 4 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: I wrote a blog entry a few weeks ago about Tim Surrett’s return to bluegrass. Marching Home by

CD Rated: Gaither Gospel Series (Amazing Grace)

Artist: Gaither Gospel Series Title: Amazing Grace Rating: 4 Stars Nutshell Analysis: Amazing Grace shares most of the same pros and cons as its companion product, How Great Thou Art.

CD Rated: The Milby Family (Faith Like A Mustard Seed)

Artist: The Milby Family Title: Faith Like A Mustard Seed Rating: 4 Stars Nutshell Analysis: This must be the week for family group CDs. The Milby Family consists of Robin

CD Rated: Jerry Salley (New Songs, Old Friends)

Artist: Jerry Salley Title: New Songs, Old Friends Rating: 4 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: The 22 guest vocalists and musicians who assist Jerry Salley on New Songs, Old Friends range